Thursday, February 16, 2012

Skywatch # 91 The Isle of Man


No photo was hurt in the upload process

I would be lying if I said every day we have a sky so gloriously, spectacular and has the wow factor as this. When we do however, it is straight out with Nikonbaby and snap away until the last faltering light fades. No volcanic ash, no HDR, no "let's boost the colours up all the way to 11" in photoshop. It is what it is, a natural through the lens sky. Why would I want to spoil what nature intended into a fake? We don't always have lush sunsets, we get hundreds of grey rainy ones, I'll show you those too, but today a archive of the day we had one of best natural sunsets ever.

Other island views can be see here

For an array of skies worldwide see here

49 comments:

Tash said...

That's so gorgeous, it hurts my eyes! Dear "B", so glad to see your fabulous work again.

Sivinden said...

Fabulous shot!

ramsey mom said...

Two or three years old, and I still adore the beauty. Thanks for this.

Rajesh said...

Spectacular view, I like it.

Carol said...

Wow! What a stunning sunset!

Sylvia K said...

This one is a stunner, Babooshka! Such a breathtaking way to end a day -- any day! Awesome! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

EG Wow said...

It sure is a beauty! It looks natural to me because I have seen skies like that here... but they ARE rare. :)

Anonymous said...

Jane, that is stunning.

jane said...

What a fantastic shot - the colours are spectacular - Jane UK

Babooshka JH said...

I agree very rare, and only once in 8 years has the sky ever had such a natural array of intense colours.

Laura said...

absolutely amazing!

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

o we've not had one like that for a long time.

F said...

Search for the right words? Respect to the photographer. Love.

Carver said...

Wow, that's a phenomenal sky shot. I'm glad you captured it in all of its glory.

Riet said...

Oh WOW this sky is beautiful

HansHB said...

Such a beautiful post! Lovely colours and a great sky!
Happy Friday to you!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Wow, so impressively beautiful...just awesome!

Gary said...

Fab colour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon Eiver, Canada.

Carole said...

Thanks for sharing. I spent summer holidays in Ramsey with family. Happy days.

Reader Wil said...

Thanks for your great comment. Your sky has the wow factor without doubt!

Gaelyn said...

Never need to doctor a good sunset, and that one is Outstanding.

Susie of Arabia said...

Spectacular - what brilliant colors!

Al said...

That is a spectacular one. I also leave my sunrise and sunset photos as they came out of the camera, changing the colors is cheating!

eileeninmd said...

You are so right, this sky does have the WOW factor. The colors the clouds are all just stunning. Thanks for sharing, Happy skywatching!

Theanne said...

wow...a blaze of glory...no way to fix what's pefect!

Carolyn Ford said...

wOw!

Kim, USA said...

I know how it feels when your sky looks spectacular like this. Thankfully, we have plenty of those and somehow after taking more than 10 photos I have to stop so I could enjoy the wonders of nature. Nature has the best portrait ever. ^_^ thanks for sharing.

SWF

Virginia said...

I am so over the PS hyping thing. Thanks for posting a photo you've taken with little or no editing.
V

Cloudia said...

*Clap Clap*



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Lew said...

Beautiful patch of color to end the day!

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Marvelous.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Magnificent sky.

Regards and best wishes

Stewart M said...

Hi there - splendid picture. There are many things that even Photoshop cant match!

Cheers

Stewart M - Australia

Pearl Maple said...

Just beautiful, nature does provide some truly wonderful vistas for us to enjoy.

stevie said...

Good to see you back. What a view.

thomas said...

Spectacular sky.

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

It is absolutely stunning and breathtaking.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

JM said...

Gorgeous! Still smiling at your commentary in purple! :-)

Barb said...

That was a fabulous show in your sky, Babooshka!

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

An art wonder of nature :)

Stan said...

Well said and shot even better!

Mo said...

We don't get too many of these on the mainland either but they're worth all th egrey skies when we do get em.

Honest Abe said...

This is beautiful, as is, I would hasten to add, however, that fake is great when it comes to the breasts of women. So fake is good some places but in photography, not so good?

Verdi Laurent said...

Great capture. What a sunset view! Nice pics.

Mo said...

Thats an impressive sky

Starnitesky said...

Stunning colours, keep that camera always ready for days like this!

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Prem said...

I agree, nature photos should just go unhurt and natural... wonderful sky and cherish the moments.

Thanks for the visit.

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